WINTER STORM WATCH for Chicagoland Saturday Evening through Sunday Night

SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY WINTER STORM WATCH

Current model of storm track forecasts greater accumulation south of Interstate 88. Snow in northwest suburbs and Lake County will probably not “get going” until about midnight Saturday/Sunday.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1037 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

…ACCUMULATING SNOW OF SEVERAL INCHES LIKELY SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

MCHENRY-LAKE IL-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-WILL-KANKAKEE-IROQUOIS-LAKE IN-
PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WOODSTOCK…WAUKEGAN…AURORA…
WHEATON…CHICAGO…JOLIET…KANKAKEE…WATSEKA…GARY…
VALPARAISO…MOROCCO…RENSSELAER…FOWLER
1037 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015 /1137 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015/

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE AREA SATURDAY EVENING AND
CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW AMOUNTS…POTENTIAL FOR GREATER THAN 6 INCHES NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 88…AND POSSIBLY IN EXCESS OF 8 INCHES SOUTH OF
INTERSTATE 88.

* MAIN IMPACT…PERIODS OF SNOW COULD LEAD TO REDUCED VISIBILITES
UNDER A MILE AND SNOW COVERED ROADS…MAKING FOR HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* OTHER IMPACTS…NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE
AREA ON SUNDAY…AND THIS MAY LEAD TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.


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